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e r-r or abuse his discretion, on that motion, vice-president fung? >> aye. >> commissioner lazarus? >> aye. >> commissioner wilson? >> aye. >> commissioner. >> that carries with a vote of 4 -0. there's no further business before the board tonight. ( meeting is adjourned undertaken. >> all right. well good morning and welcome future for thank you very much for being here i'm sure vince one of 5 public works compared angle officer with the labors local 261 and i'm a special assistant
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to oscar de la torre wire here celebrating i did signing of a historic agreement it is a project labor agreement that covers the sewer system improvement program so thank you. >> (clapping.) >> we'll have a few speakers but a quick program for more than a hundred years the city of san francisco as protected the public health but operating a combined sewer system it collects and cleans sewage sewage and street run off before returning to the bay and ocean over high strourld the southeast supplant that is the heart of city's system this planted and others parts are ending the years of their useful lives this is a multi billion dollars citywide investment building a seismically resident system one of the later projects undertaken
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by a city agency that agreement within the sf puc and labor unions will help us make sure those projects are delivered on time and on budget project deliver agreements with not uncommon for large projects what exists us the unique nature of that agreement and that about allow to focus economic benefits on community and workers that need it most and will help us cultivate and train the future workforce in the city and county and insures that - >> yes. >> (clapping.) >> - my bad; right? it insures the contractors pate prevailing wage and finally it insures a steady supply of skilled union workers for the projects jobs are training and prevailing
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wages and benefits that's why we're excited to be here today, this is a historic event is possible through the agencies partnering with the building and construction counsel i shout out to the secretary treasurer >> (clapping.) >> also to larry who is in conference couldn't be here for his leadership and commitment to all the folks and harlan kelly our general manager i consider to the brilliant. >> (clapping.) >> and the great staff of the sfpuc. >> (clapping.) >> finally to the labors transitioned are the carpenters and plumps and the sheet metal workers and the engineers and the teamsters and the labors and get my drift of men and women of the building and construction
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trades thank you all for being here >> (clapping.) >> it is my great pleasure to introduce our first speaker a man that is dedicated his entire career to benefit the workers families 4e78 e helping us with the community workforce and show the pathway to create opportunities we're not just jobs but access with health care and retirement security he's our 43rd mayor please welcome mayor ed lee. >> (clapping.) >> vince thank you very much i'm striving to be your brilliant mayor (laughter) vince thank you for your leadership and labors my own, of course, working with the buildings and trades can't have a greater partnering let me say
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it welcome to alex southeast community facility center in our bayview. >> (clapping.) >> how are things going all right. all right. you're still in shape keeping healthy i'm happy to be here on every occasion to be in the community we're talking about good paying jobs and families and careers working with the labor unions but i want to say alex name i think he'd be happy to be here if you knew him about workforce training and part of puc family and part of everybody's family and came from the bayview community making the connections with we've been asked for many decades we see those plant in our community can we be a part of a better environment and get
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the good jobs for dwaerngz promised and yet really hard to fulfill we're here to do that before i talk about this particular p l a and sign the documents we have i want to say this week we're on a roles last night and for the last 48 hours we have been helping another group of workforce men and women that's our be janitors. >> (clapping.) >> as of last night they averted a strike because they were serious about it because they have to be serious because the wages and benefits as all labor unions are because they're on is lower end of wage aribnb careers they need to do everything to help their names our staff assist and reached a tentative agreement we have to go and do the ratification
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everybody abroad we're happy to see the managers of the buildings and the labor unions and the membership avert a strike and that's in a way why we're here today because awhile we've diverted a strike and something for the janitors the ultimate reason we're here is about labor peace it mroo project is what i think our brilliant department head harlan kelly said this is the expression of a pipeline a pipeline that the labor unions know about when they form unions this was the feeder into all the great jobs we have and people working really hard to make those labor union pipelines for directly
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beneficial i have educators people in education with the city college or public education you have people unrunning for officer in the school board i hope you'll have people on the school board trying to tell our kids here's his or her how to be successful and build careers work in the education system and make those connections with our nonprofits community-based organizations they're doing a lot of training getting ready for the jobs the pipeline that our workforce confirmations development workforce hopes to work with our labor organizations and enforcement people are making sure that everyone knows those are our pipelines pipelines is more than pipes it is the extra and how to get both that infrastructure if you know me i think the trades know me as the infrastructure
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man, i'm all g about infrastructure selling it to residents through bonds we've been successful with the general hospital or the water system we're able to do or the emergency water system we're in the middle of completing we want to make sure this water system infrastructure works for everyone not just the system and not just the handling of the water and the cleans water by the wastewater as well and mr. kelly reminded me take a drink and said thank you for drinking the watering no, no it's clean water but clean enough for all of us to be respect of we want the water that everybody is drinking in the city whether the living in our public housing or living in the highest unaffordable unit in the city they have to have clean water
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and the warriors eastern will have water and itself lucky museum every infrastructure in our city will be touched with this infrastructure we're building a $7 billion investment $7 billion >> (clapping.) >> of rate payers and residents and communities particularly the bayview will all be proud because what we are talking about today is a project labor agreement that isn't just about our unions it is with our unions creating the apprenticeship program and now because of special leadership that people have over the years working with us on local hiring the preapprenticeship community-based organizations getting people ready for jobs who were not ready if you took
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them off their jobs now wouldn't succeed a apprenticeship and the union hiring hall and the agreements we reach this is the pipeline that we're talking about that will reach our residents or rate payers for all the jobs and what makes our city successful with our bond and ratepayer programs what the infrastructure programs we're not just talking about bridges and revise but water systems that the rest of the country are talking about we are doing it and doing it the right way thank you to everyone in the entire spectrum of this building of pipeline from our trade union leaders to their activation working with the brvrtsdz, to our workforce ready folks to the people that are in the community-based organizations saying we have hope for you if
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you learn those skills while your young those skills will help you get into good fatiguing jobs that are whether carpenters or all the disciplines, transitioned all the other disciplines that help us focus on the infrastructure of our city so on a role no labor and peace pa p is what it takes and several billions of of construction with the airport and the revising our terminal and the port working on the piers and get public-private partnerships that will again respect our labor pipelines to make sure we are fitting in the local residents we are and already not even the major contracts that coming up system 77 percent san francisco
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residents how about that. >> (clapping.) >> and just didn't happen by itself it takes dedication of everybody in this yard working together collaboratively together making sure we're not working in silos but making sure we talk and think about not only the labor peace both who it is we're trying to get jobs for and be a part of this labor movement i'm very proud of the city very special time to the be the mayor of the san francisco sure challenges and housing affordability and homelessness need for more affordable housing are all there to tackle we can never make any significant really improvements in all those areas without labor working with us, without our collaboration with community this is all works
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together really well, we're building a pipeline and the other thing i want to say is this this program particularly are harry lanes leadership is a direct contribution to reducing violence in our communities direct contribution >> (clapping.) >> wet have our kids really touched and involved themselves in the hopefully jobs in the skill setsdz in the preapprenticeship programs and getting them out of the isolated things we know contribute to less than peaceful resolution of people's problems i know i see off-street parking here thank you you've been a big champion as a former supervisor of this district and know full well, we have the conversations how to make sure those pipelines are created but all the community activists that have
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been here for years we're fulfilling old promises not creating new ones that water system when we were doing it and the creation of pipeline is a promise we've always said to be there we're now making it work for the right folks thanks to everybody that is here and dedicating their time in doing this and making sure we're doing the right thing and keep the collaboration going it will be to everybody's benefit that our unions have a lot good talent resources that will feed into their pipeline that will feed into the major, major projects in the city and i'll keep on doing any work building more affordable housing and getting people off the streets, keeping the city economically strong to have good partners in private sectors and a public sector to keep the jobs
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going congratulations vince for your leadership. >> thank you everybody for being here >> (clapping.) >> thank you, mayor ed lee for helping you guess in the career pathway and shout out to the northern california carpenters for being here >> (clapping.) >> >> thanking you for helping me understand the finer points and commissioner shamann walton thank you for all your hard work. >> and it is a special treat after school maxwell thank you for being here and all you do appreciate it. >> our next speaker a mentor of anything like that helping me understand more about the ropes and expand any scope understand how it is we can add value not
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only to 9 community workforce but to san franciscans in general i'm proud to stand with them i'm proud to have an opportunity to learn from him he sees the good orchestra that the water system improvement and obviously clean power and now with the general manager launching this great sewer system improvement program harlan kelly >> (clapping.) >> thank you vince the amazing vince courtney thank you very much (laughter) got to give each other's names i know that's how that works first of all, i want to thank the mayor for those of you who don't know the mayor and i go back when he was the director of
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public works and we knew we had to make sure that the community participant in the building of that when i came to the puc those were the traits i carried forward and coming to the puc i came to run or construct the waters system improvement program a $4.6 billion program i know that has an engineer 70 percent of the cost is new construction i knew i had to make sure that we had harmony out in the fold and make sure we have quality contractor and employ people in the community so we reached out to the building trade and the unions and got the deal of $4.6 billion and the system program is a model of how successful programs could be rolled out and what is really amazing about the mroo is
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that in times hiring local people they stepped up we had a lot of specialized projects and how to get the community people to participate we went to the union they came up with a training program with people in the community to participate in the training and worked with the contractor to put them on projects that's the model in the community i want to applaud the union for coming abroad >> (clapping.) >> and not only that they're working to help small businesses get on board and role them of course, like them to be union but it is a great opportunity also want to thank my staff where is tommy? tommy the one that has the $7 billion i'm sure he got
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chance lying around and so tommy has the money and karen is spending it and where is ma suicidal making sure our union community and contractors are 2, 3, 4 alignment and todd where's todd there's todd he's a big part of getting this together so here's a great opportunity and great to see folks who i've been working with i remember off-street parking we went to florida and i played - i got the mike shamann he wants to know when the program is rolling out i like being a member of the
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community i can't get any hair cut or play basketball when are you going to do this i'm proud today, we're signing the project labor agreement i know this is how we embrace the community and have them participate in building this awesome facility we plan to build thank you, everybody for coming today and look forward to signing the contract >> (clapping.) >> can i get robert harrison and megan please come up to the front. >> (clapping.) >> so i'll tell you i've learned a lot from a lot of the people in this room right now but learned pro bono more from the workers we represent i know that
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john you know what it's all about and charley and anthony the union labors guys know you in fact on the work and forgot to focus on the people we do a good job in focusing on the needs of folks all over the place proud of the work we've done and harlan ann and the mayor to make sure we connect folks to those career pathway and connection them to sold careers again in the just jobs but solid careers in the industry and would san francisco for tomorrow mayor ed lee deserves credit for being the workforce hero and not forget what the workforce can teach us so, please robert. >> (clapping.) >> first of all, how is
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everybody do thank the mayor first and foremost for the programs what am i speaking about oh. >> first of all, i have i'm a resident of san francisco i have been for 35 years and i have been trying to find a way to get ahead you know with the jobs i was landing i'm saying not enough inform support my family and not enough to do anything i've been hearing about w c, d, and city build i took it upon myself to get into the program you know and to see in
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any could you know obtain some work i went through y c, d, and did a 12 week program at the w cd and the service i objected at w cd was enough to get into the construction field and further i want to you know thank 4ru67 and western water for giving me the opportunity to show any skills pretty much and i'm approval of the draft minutes right now you know what i'm saying my whole thing was like going through the program so, so other guys like in any community could you know one day they're saying like they never get the opportunity to get a job
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or to get a better job so as people start seeing me going introduce the class they saw how serious that changed a lot of things like hanging out and hanging with the you know guys i used to hang with and have to say w cd gave me the steps you know what i'm saying the real you know what i'm saying the strength to know that i could you know go through these with the certifies with the certifies i objected and saying that to say i have been like a kind of like a role model like a lot of people that see me and like knowing how i used to be and
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used to do and like go through city build and w cd also and saying that to say man, i'm drifting. >> okay but my overall thing is that the program is working you know i mean because of myself you know i don't know about a lot of people i got a lot of people that friends that went through the program not just me and seeing what i went through i gave them and pushed them through the same thing i went through like for instance, i got a nephew that also went through city build and got you know a couple of nieces they've seen any check saying (laughter)
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>> (clapping.) >> they seen one of my checks and saying wow. (laughter) like how did you get all of that on one check you know so i was explaining through them in the course i went through as far as like city build i mean w cd that was my whole thing to say to walk them through steps they can you know what i'm saying get what i have and basically got two niece it is trying to follow any lead and nephew that is working also you know and what else do i say (laughter) >> (clapping.) >> so i know that ramon and
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shall shamann knows this is what success looks like thank you very much brother. >> (clapping.) >> hello my name is megan i'm super excited i live in bayview on top of the hill and can't tell you hoechlts the sewer has backward on any street and; right? so i'm here because i'm an african engineer and got to be an operating engineer - thank you. >> (clapping.) >> and is i got through through city build and this was a great experience and my friend didn't make it past orientation helped me get in it is crazy she's not in i am but happy to be in and happy to be here and anyone that wants to join should give the
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operators - what else let's see well that's it i guess thank you all for coming i had more - >> (clapping.) >> short and sweet. >> thank you sister for being here. >> (clapping.) >> so i saw martin brand earlier hi marty for joining us martin understand really, really well, how difficult sometimes to represent multiple interests we do it all the time in marketing martin showed me an awful lot of of ropes what is a skilled trade the collective bargaining trade our next speaker is one of the high-level skilled new yorkers a lot like kevin hugh's with the ibw is
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level of sophistication and strategic thinking you know there are a lot of competing interests and have to your your sighed of the table to barbara garcia like the bargaining with our own folks you have to ratify and bargaining with the other side of the table one of the things organized labor in san francisco was very, very lucky to have that extremely well is my brother and the secretary treasurer of the san francisco building council mike. >> (clapping.) >> there just about the right height oath of the - the folks in labor i will actually reiterate one guy behind closed doors ma sew and he had manning that is hiding back there the two behind
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the scenes guys as much as vince says i maybe a skilled bargainer nonetheless that's not possible without a willing participant on the other side that are willing to arithmetic the difficult details of an agreement such as we came to early on for the water system program and to the estimation to the sewer system program i want to tell you that sewer systems get a bad wrap but behind us there no great city and there are none of the long time high-rises thank you, mayor ed lee we're happy to billed and without what is behind us none of the charming and comfortable neighborhoods that who's residents defend them vigorously and without what is behind us
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that ferry time of ideas the cost of bring people together does not and can't occur it is an essential item in san francisco the sewer system it is recommended behind us we'll upgrade and when i was young this plant had been established and it was a new thing and doing what it could but not what it should and it was a dirtier thing and the ocean was dirtier and when the system we're about to put in place it will be better the ocean and the bay we'll have cleaner water and better finish for the folks to catch and better water to bath and swim and we will have a wonderful environment for the cyber bay area and country
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>> (clapping.) >> but the theme for this event has been the entry for a apprenticeship when i broke in i was as iron worker they came from this part of town as the first job were here on this plant those were tough jobs and stuck with them and at the time all guys they're retired which means they had good careers and these careers began here that's what we intended to do with the mroo extension we're proud of a great job with the puc and with the community-based organizations around the bay area and with city build a after school maxwell helped done a
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great job from bringing people from privileged areas including here those folks are launched on these keys and include other projects and other far beyond the city and far beyond the region and be proud to talk about those later and proud to talk about how they worked on the sewer system of san francisco it's a great job and great career and an essential piece that makes san francisco the great city it is thank you. >> (clapping.) >> back down a couple of inches. >> (laughter). >> so, please join me in giving a a round of applause mayor ed lee and harlan kelly and the community workers and at this time, i'd like to invite the mayor and harlan kelly up to the table to execute
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this special agreement >> (speaking foreign language.) >> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local biz and challenges the san franciscans to do their shop and dine in the 49 within the by supporting the services we help san francisco remain unique and successful and vibrant so where will you shop and dine in the 49 san francisco owes itch of the
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charm to the many neighborhoods people coma greet and meet it has an personality these neighborhoods are economic engine seeing the changes is a big deal to me especially being a san francisco native and it is important to support the local businesses but also a lot to over here it is nice not to have to go downtown i think that is very important 0 for us to circulate our dollars the community before we bring them outside of the community for the time we have one dollars in the community is the better off we are it is about economic empowerment by apron ingress the businesses that are here.
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>> shopping local cuts down the cyber foot you'll find cookies and being transported the world where everything is manufactured and put on the assembly line having something local is meaning more the more we support our local businesses the more i can walk down to where i need to be. >> bridges contingency bye like west portal it is about city and san francisco may have a big name but a small city and a lot of small communities shop and dine in the 49 highlighted that and reminded people come
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outburst and i love that about this city i'll always be a >> we've never been in so much focus worldwide and will not be this this is a the moment in time when a story going and make a wish is a program that fulfills wishes for children we operate in every cities there are 62 chapters. our chapter was formed in 8984 we fulfilled 24 wishes. our chapter covers from movntd ray 17 communities and we expect to fully 3 hundred and 50 wishes
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this year. we send verizon's it out to the wish families and interviews the wish child and if you do their heartfelt wish then go to work to make it happen. dismissals is a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosing diagnosed with life without parole when he was 20 months old he's 5 hose now in remission he had his port removed hose monopoly on the chemotherapy. this particular wish the parents wanted to wait until he had energy.
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i began assigning this wish with the family in march and started to understand the two miles how are we going to achieve that i made a bold statement into turning this into goth am city. it codify catapulted. so, now it's a much for ininaccurate indicate from the divorce. people starting twoet and reposting and it went viral. it was incredible about make a wish he wanted to be thinking about being batman. there's been a lot of super issues that have happened cross the country but i think that can
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only happen in san francisco the mayors on board and the city hall it's an incredible outpouring and i love how san francisco is in the spotlight here and people around the world sending their love to san francisco. you kids we thank you for your encourage and we wish we can erase the pain we hope this is the day of magic and that you'll remember this forever. bat kid forever in san francisco >> san francisco is unique in this way and it's part of our compassion and we have a civic duty to be involved and people are stepping forward if in huge way.
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it's about san francisco and it's inspired by miles and about every child who has a severe >> san francisco parks, golden gate park transforms into one of the greatest music festivals of all time, let's journey, inside, outside land. ♪ >> to this, our 6th year doing the outside lands and our relationship with san francisco, rec and park. and we work very closely with them in the planning and working very closely with the neighborhood organizations and
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with the city supervisors and with the city organizations and with the local police department, and i think that the outside lands is one of the unique festivals in the world and we have san francisco and we have golden gate park and we have the greatest oasis, in the world. and it has the people hiking up hills and down hills and a lot of people between stages. >> i love that it is all outside, the fresh air is great. >> they have the providers out here that are 72 local restaurants out here. >> celebrating, and that is really hot. >> 36 local winerries in
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northern california and 16 brewers out here. >> and you have seen a lot of people out here having a good time and we have no idea, how much work and planning has gone into this to make it the most sustainable festival in the united states. >> and literally, in the force, and yeah, unlike any other concept. and come and follow, and the field make-up the blueprint of the outside land here in golden gate park and in the future events and please visit sffresh san francisco
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planning commission regular hearing for thursday, august 4, disruptions of any kind. proceedings. and when speaking before the commission, if you care to, do state your name for the record. i'd like to call roll at this time. commissioner president fong commissioner antonini commissioner hillis commissioner moore and commissioner wu we do expect commissioner vice president richards and commissioner johnson to arrive shortly commissioners, the first item on your agenda is consideration of items proposed for continuance item one at the pennsylvania avenue is proposed to september 15, 2016, and commissioners we do ree